Thomas Friesen has three goals in life. Get a job. Make friends. Find a good book to curl up with. After landing a job at READ, the newest hypermegabookstore, he feels he may have accomplished all three. All is not peaceable within the stacks, however. Discontent is steadily rising, and it is aimed squarely at Munroe Purvis, a talk show host whose wildly popular book club is progressively lowering the IQ of North America. If you've ever thrown a book against a wall in disgust, if you've ever loved a novel that no one else can stand, if you obsess over the proper use of punctuation, this may be the novel for you. A weirdly funny story about bookish addictions, Shelf Monkey is the ideal novel for anyone who loves good books. Or hates them.
"Invigorating." --"Literary Review of Canada"
"Invigorating." -"Literary Review of Canada"
"You'll probably enjoy this one, as I did. . . . Redekop has managed a credible debut." --"The Toronto Star"